Metadata PolicyFor information describing items in the repository
- Access to some or all of the metadata is controlled.
- The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.
- The metadata must not be re-used in any medium for commercial purposes without formal permission.
Data PolicyFor full-text and other full data items
- Access to some or all full items is controlled.
- Copies of full items generally can be:
- displayed or performed
- for educational, or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge.
- the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
- the content is not changed in any way
- Full items must not be sold commercially in any format or medium without formal permission of the copyright holders.
Content PolicyFor types of document & data set held
- This is an institutional or departmental repository.
- UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace] holds all types of materials.
- Deposited items may include published versions (publisher-created files)
- Items are individually tagged with their publication status.
- Principal Languages: English
Submission PolicyConcerning depositors, quality & copyright
- Items may only be deposited by accredited members, academic staff, registered students, and employees of the institution
- Authors may only submit their own work for archiving.
- Eligible depositors must deposit bibliographic metadata for all their publications.
- The administrator only vets items for the eligibility of authors/depositors, relevance to the scope of UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace], valid layout & format, and the exclusion of spam
- The validity and authenticity of the content of submissions is checked by internal subject specialists.
- Items can be deposited at any time, but will not be made publicly visible until any publishers' or funders' embargo period has expired.
- If UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace] receives proof of copyright violation, the relevant item will be removed immediately.
- Items will be retained indefinitely.
- UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace] will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility.
- Items will be migrated to new file formats where necessary.
- UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace] regularly backs up its files according to current best practice.
- The original bit stream is retained for all items, in addition to any upgraded formats.
- Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder, but this is strongly discouraged.
- Acceptable reasons for withdrawal include:
- Journal publishers' rules
- Proven copyright violation or plagiarism
- Legal requirements and proven violations
- National Security
- Falsified research
- Withdrawn items are not deleted per se, but are removed from public view.
- Withdrawn items' identifiers/URLs are retained transiently.
- URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, to avoid broken links and to retain item histories, with:
- a link to a replacement version, where available
- The metadata of withdrawn items will not be searchable.
- Errata and corrigenda lists may be included with the original record if required.
- If necessary, an updated version may be deposited.
- The earlier version may be withdrawn from public view.
- The item's persistent URL will always link to the latest version.
- Items are allocated a checksum to facilitate the detection of alterations.
- In the event of UDS Institutional Repository [UDSspace] being closed down, the database will be transferred to another appropriate archive.